Potty Morris and Folk Festival set for success, ‘come rain, shine or sinkhole’
- Credit: Archant
Grey skies and heavy showers failed to dampen spirits on the opening day of Sheringham's annual Potty Morris and Folk Festival, which kicked off with a procession through the town on Saturday.
Hundreds of dancers from more than 40 sides from as far afield as Leicestershire, Yorkshire and Essex tapped, hopped and skipped their way from the RNLI seafront car park, slowing their pace to march past the barrier surrounding the sinkhole which opened up in the high street six weeks ago.
Dancers braved the rain to perform at their various spots, with the programme going ahead as planned at the main arena on Lifeboat Plain.
Festival chairman Clive Rayment said that while the weather was a disappointment, it hadn't prevented dancers from taking part - or spectators from turning out to watch.
He added: "The rain came early, so we are hoping it goes early, but, come rain, shine or sinkhole, I think it will be a good weekend."
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